Squids, cuttlefish and octopuses do not follow the normal rules of genetic information, according to research published in the journal Cell. Their RNA is extensively rewritten, particularly the codes for proteins found in the animals’ neurons. Put simply, that’s very weird. One might even say… alien. Anthony and Jeff remain on the case, gathering more and more evidence that they’s aliens.
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